Why Choose Reed Memorial?
A family owned business since 1897, Reed Memorial wants to be your partner in creating the perfect monument for your loved one. We consider it an honor to tell the stories in stone for future generations to know. We make it a point to keep our overhead expenses low so we can pass the savings along to you.
A monument is a celebration and lasting memorial of a unique life story to share with future generations. It should be as unique and personal as the life it represents. Reed Memorial tailors each design to meet our customer’s specific desire from simple to extravagant.
Our process of personal collaboration with skilled artisans in a relaxed environment creates a beautiful lasting monument with the life story you desire at the best value with the least stress to you. Reed Memorial is proud to do all our engraving in our Brownwood, Texas, facility to provide you with superior quality and customer service at the lowest cost. We are one of the few monument companies remaining who has the skills to provide shape carving. We also provide both double process and/or single process. Reed Memorial handles everything from conceptual design to installation with a written warranty to give you peace of mind.
We have found the best way to provide the best monument at the lowest price is to collaborate with each customer in a relaxed and low-pressure environment. We work with you to design the monument you want that fits into your budget. With our vast experience, we will walk you through the process and make suggestions while showing you various options to ensure you get the most for your money. We will ensure your monument, bench, bronze marker, etc. meets any restrictions and rules of the cemetery, mausoleum, or crematorium. We provide you with a drawing of the final design for your approval and ask for a final approval of the finished monument before installation to ensure it meets your expectations. We will also provide you with weekly updates on the progress and target installation dates. We also take pictures of the final installation and send them to family members to ensure your monument meets your expectations.
We manufacture our own monuments and memorials controlling the process from conceptual design to installation to reduce costs and provide guaranteed quality. At Reed Memorial we pride ourselves on providing outstanding value to our customers. Our customers routinely tell us we are the lowest cost and highest quality supplier they’ve found.
We strive to keep our overhead expenses low, thus, you will not see us in flashy expensive buildings or with huge displays deigned to “up sell” you.
Because Reed Memorial is a full service monument company, we control quality throughout the process from conceptual design to installation using the finest materials. This enables us to provide a written warranty on our monuments. Our artisans have over 30 years of experience and are considered to be some of the best in the industry. We provide you with a detailed drawing of the monument for your approval before we begin manufacturing and we ensure the quality of each monument as it goes through the manufacturing process and installation. Before installation, you will review your monument to make sure it meets your expectations. We also label each monument we manufacture so if there is ever an issue your loved ones will know whom to contact.
Reed Memorial has been a family owned business serving Texas and surrounding states since 1897. Our story began in 1897 when Brownwood Marble and Granite Works was founded. The name has changed and new families have embraced a tradition of superior quality and workmanship and exceptional customer service. The Bennett family purchased Reed Memorial in 2014 and is proud to continue the family owned company tradition manufacturing our monuments in Brownwood, Texas, using granite primarily from Elberton, Georgia. Our artisans have over 30 years of experience designing, manufacturing and installing custom monuments, memorial benches, bronze markers, crematory memorials and civic monuments. Reed Memorial is one of the few remaining monument companies that have the ability to perform shape carving in house. Our expert craftsmanship and high quality ensure your monument will be a lasting memorial.
All granite and marble is not equal. Because we only use the finest materials and control the process from design to installation, we are able to provide a written warranty into perpetuity for as long as we are in business. With the exception of acts of God, vandalism or abuse, we will replace or repair your granite memorial for poor workmanship (including installation), uneven fading or cracks. We also label each monument we manufacture so if there is ever an issue your loved ones will know who to contact. Some monument companies, funeral homes, and cemeteries sell monuments made from cheaper, inferior granite or marble, sourced from poor quality quarries in China and India that can fade unevenly, erode more quickly or crack over time. Make sure you ask about the quality of the granite or marble and where they are sourced when getting a price quote. High quality domestic granite is more expensive than the lower quality granites sourced from China and India, but the cost difference is well worth having a monument that will hold its beauty over time. Colors that cannot be sourced from high quality domestic quarries, are sourced by Reed Memorial from the best foreign quarries.
We are one of the few companies remaining that can do shape carving in house. We also provide double process and/or single process. Our artisans have over 30 years of combined experience and are considered to be some of the best in the industry and are available to advise and assist you.